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Caravelle Epicée (2007)
by Frapin

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Caravelle Epicée information

Year of Launch2007
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 88 votes)

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About Caravelle Epicée

Caravelle Epicée is a shared / unisex perfume by Frapin. The scent was launched in 2007

Caravelle Epicée fragrance notes

Reviews of Caravelle Epicée

This is a country craft store in a bottle…wood, faint leather, homemade seasonings and potpourries…if only it would project and last a little bit longer. I do really like this scent, being my first Frapin, and could easily see myself wearing this in any casual situation from fall to spring, or at the office. There is a definite Holiday spice quality here, making it very appealing.! Thumbs up!
04th December, 2015
Genre: Woody Oriental

Epicée indeed. Clove, cinnamon, and what might be star anise dominate Caravelle Epicée from the moment it leaves the bottle. These spices exhibit their sharp, astringent aspects as they hover over a dark rose, patchouli, and wood accord. The basic structure isn’t too far removed from Michel Roudnitska’s Noir Epices for Frederic Malle, but its expression here is more subdued, less gaunt and angular. Where Noir Epices can be forbidding, Caravelle Epicée is merely dry and incisive.

As its rose and spices fade, Caravelle Epicée reveals a dusty sandalwood foundation, which in retrospect helps to account for the air of dry austerity that permeates this fragrance. Caravelle Epicée projects well, but without filling the room, and lasts a solid six hours on my skin. It’s smooth, solid, and well-constructed, so if it’s spice you’re after and scents like Diptyque’s Eau Lente or the aforementioned Noir Epices are too dark and heavy for you, give Caravelle Epicée a try.
11th June, 2014
The opening is a restrained blast of spices, mostly dry and "brownish" like nutmeg, cardamom and pepper, rounded with a sweeter, dustier subtle accord of amber and tobacco, which together with spices create quite a number of odd nuances, somehow leathery, somehow earthy, somehow floral. Overall I honestly find this quite unpleasant, it has a weird, cloying smell of old shoes and dusty closets. Not in "poetic" way (if that may be poetic in any way). And not that exotic too. The drydown gets even worse, the dark woods emerge with their pungent and dry rubberiness, and a discomforting hint of fruity/sticky pimiento makes its way, and it all gets almost sickening. And spices again everywhere, mostly nutmeg, which I honestly can not stand. I guess it's partially me, I mean this is a rare meet-up of some of the notes I dislike the most, but apart from that and trying to keep it objective, I find this scent confused and, well, "smelling bad" - again, not in an "interesting" or creative way, just smelling bad.

4/10
17th May, 2014
Beautifully crafted composition! It is one of the best in the Frapin collection. It is not overly sweet, chemical, nor offensive in any way. It is deep, and enveloping. Not for the light at heart though because although I wouldn't call it dramatic as such I imagine that for many younger men Caravelle Epicée would seem suitable for old eccentrics.
06th October, 2012
drseid Show all reviews
United States
Caravelle Epicee is a bit of a puzzle that is difficult to crack. It is a very nice spicy scent that opens with a blast of herbs mixed with spices like coriander and nutmeg, while including some cumin that similar (in a good way) to Idole de Lubin, does not present the dreaded BO note like most cumin does in scents. This is a great opening and portends more great things to come from the scent... A fiery hot pepper is added to the mix to warm the spices even further... and then all of a sudden the scent nearly disappears on my skin. I remember thinking "That's it?"... Luckily it reappears within the half hour and adds a base primarily made of amber and sandalwood that is subtle but quite nice. Not much going on here in the way of either longevity or projection on my skin at least contrary to others.

All in all, I rather liked Caravelle Epicee, but I find it a bit similar to spicy scents like Idole de Lubin edp, and I prefer that one of the two, for example. Definitely worth a sniff, and if you love spicy scents, maybe even a buy. 3 stars out of 5.
17th March, 2012 (last edited: 21st December, 2012)
This opens with a strong spicy cumin and nutmeg accord then gets peppery before settling down to a light sweet woody base. Nice.
10th February, 2012 (last edited: 11th February, 2012)

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